Get ready for the perfect Fourth of July! Whether you’re hosting a cookout, heading to a casual picnic, or hitting the road for a long weekend getaway, we’ve got everything you need for the week’s events. From meat that’s ready to hit the grill to grab-and-go classic picnic fare, we’ll take the stress out of creating unforgettable Independence Day meals. So, gather your friends and family and enjoy the bounty!
Ready-to-Grill Marinaded Meats
Fire up the flames and cook up some of our house-marinaded pre-packed meats. These easy options all take 20 minutes or less to grill to perfection, with no preparation required. Try the chili-marinaded grass-fed flank steaks from Estancia. Just put them on your medium-high heat grill for 6 minutes on each side, and you’re done. Or go with Mojo Pork Chops, beautiful thick cuts in a tangy citrus marinade with cumin and garlic. For a poultry option, our organic free-range chicken from Mary’s Chickens in Sanger, CA is marinaded and spatchcocked by our butchers (butterflied with center bones removed), so they will lay flat on your grill for even, juicy cooking.
The Ultimate Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dog
Also ready for the coals are our Bacon-Wrapped Hot Dogs, created by hand in our deli with BN Ranch hot dogs and Heritage Farms slab bacon. More of a DIY type? No problem! Just pick up a pack of San Francisco-made 4505 Meats or Let’s Be Frank hot dogs, Vermont Smoke & Cure Bacon, and build your own masterpiece. We love to garnish our dogs with West Ferments Sauerkraut from Point Reyes Station, CA; they use all organic and locally-sourced ingredients and practice ancient wild fermentation methods to lovingly create their products. Also decorating our dogs is a staff favorite, Sir Kensington Ketchup, made with vine-ripened pear tomatoes and flavored with tangy apple cider, coriander, lime juice, allspice, and onions. Finish it all off with Acme Bread Company buns made from sweet dough with a touch of olive oil. Perfection!
Seasonal Grilling Vegetables
Ideal sides for your BBQ meats are grilled organic California-grown corn, asparagus, and eggplant. Our corn from Full Belly Farm in Capay Valley, CA is sweet and crunchy–perfect to grill and eat off the cob, or to mix in a salad. It looks beautiful served next to deep-purple Globe Eggplants from Mariquita Farm in Watsonville, CA.
Meeting friends in a park or on a peak to watch fireworks? Take along our grab-and-go basket of yummy red, white, and blue American cheese. Featured in this trio are Cowgirl Creamery Wagon Wheel, great on its own and as a melting cheese for cheeseburgers and pizzas, Andante Dairy Fresh Chevre, a creamy and delicate hand-crafted cheese that pairs beautifully with Summer berries, and Point Reyes Bay Blue–salty, robust, and great with honey. Take along a baguette and some artisan-made Creminelli salami to share. This basket also makes a great gift for your cookout or party host!
Also check out our selection of house-made side salads, like our Classic American Potato Salad with organic potatoes, or our crunchy Cabbage Slaw, with red and green cabbage, carrots, shallots, and mustard. And our light and refreshing new Summer Corn and Cucumber Salad with sweet tomatoes, roasted corn, basil, and red wine vinaigrette is a sure crowd-pleaser.
Don’t Forget the Wine!
We’ve selected two wines from Dashe Cellars in Healdsburg, CA that are the perfect accompaniment to your holiday meals. Pick up the 2012 Dry Creek Valley Vin Gris (dry Rosé), an intensely fruity, refreshing wine that pairs beautifully with grilled fare. And the 2011 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel’s vibrant intensity transitions from cheese to meat to salads with ease.
We look forward to helping you develop the perfect menu, no matter where you’re celebrating. Happy Fourth of July!